How to pronounce these dog breeds

There are many dog breeds all over the world and it can be difficult to pronounce some of the names, especially the ones from non-English-speaking countries. To make it easier, we’re listing a few of these names and the correct way to pronounce them, according to Google. See whether you’ve been right or wrong all along…



Correct pronunciation Daks-hund

Country of origin Germany

This breed was developed in Germany to hunt badgers, foxes and boars by following them into their burrows.



Correct pronunciation A-za-wahk

Country of origin Mali

The Azawakh was developed by the Tuareg people from the southern Sahel region of the Sahara desert, to hunt gazelles and other game.


Bichon Frisé

Correct pronunciation Bee-shawn free-zay

Country of origin Mediterranean

The Bichon Frisé is said to have been brought to the European continent from the Canary Islands during the 14th Century.



Correct pronunciation Nyoo-fuhnd-luhnd

Country of origin Canada

There is no evidence to show how the breed arrived in Newfoundland, but there have been ‘bear-like’ dogs on the island since the 1700s.


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